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Mrs. Griffin from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listening Center and Books!

My students need a CD player and 10 books on CD for a listening center.

  • $169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Sitting still is overrated. It makes sense for the opera or for meditating, but in most classrooms and child care centers, it's given far more honor than it deserves. Children need to move." ~Tom Hunter, National Association for the Education of Young Children.

For some of my students, this is their first experience in school.

In kindergarten it is extremely important to build foundational skills that children will carry on for the rest of their educational career. My students love to listen to stories, play, have fun, and be engaged in hands-on activities.

My Project

Being beginning readers students learn about print and book awareness, such as, reading left to write, recognizing that letters make sounds that form words, which direction to hold and flip through a book, and more! A listening center will help model these skills for students through following along word for word while hearing the story being read aloud.

Students will gain confidence and daily practice through the use of a listening center where they will follow along to stories being read to them.

Students will be prompted when to turn pages and recognize sight words and developmentally appropriate vocabulary words. Students will be assisted in sounding out more challenging vocabulary words by listening to the stories.

Mrs. Griffin
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 26 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sylvania SRCD243 Portable CD Player with AM/FM Radio, Boombox (Blue) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Frog and Toad Are Friends Book and CD (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Amelia Bedelia Book and CD (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sammy the Seal Book and CD (I Can Read Level 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Duck on a Bike (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Little Bear (An I Can Read Book and Audio CD) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Dr. Seuss's ABC Book & CD (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Book & CD (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
Giraffes Can't Dance: Audiobook Read-Along (Paperback and CD) • Amazon Business $5.75 1 $5.75
Fox in Socks Book & CD (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62

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